Stunning city views of Singapore and a global-inspired design theme accentuate this beautiful home that has a contemporary set-up
Rooms: Living room, study, dining room, master suite, lounge
Decor: A melange of standout design elements from a
variety of cultures and varied styles
USP: A Japanese garden with a warm and wooded outdoor
Interior Designers: Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage
Located in the garden city of Singapore, this home combines two contradicting design styles that are poles apart, yet the designers wove a stupendous design that seamlessly merges both the design styles. Nikki Hunt and Andrea Savage of Singapore-based design firm Design Intervention, blend Japanese aesthetics with classic Chinese themes for this design-savvy Singapore home.
“The owners of the home are a well travelled couple who wanted a stylish, elegant city home. They purchased this penthouse in a brand new apartment complex, which boasted of stunning city views but lacked soul and personality. They asked us to combine the best of Chinese and Japanese styles in a modern and contemporary way,” reveals Nikki Hunt, Founding Partner of the studio.
Enlightening us on the varied styles, Andrea Savage, Partner says, “Japanese interiors are calm tranquil spaces with natural colour palettes, and understated and subdued elegance. On the other hand, Chinese interiors are highly stylised spaces, with bright colour tones and bold dramatic interiors.” Overcoming all these hurdles, the designers have skillfully combined seemingly opposing design philosophies in a striking yet harmonious manner. One of the striking features of this home is the Japanese style outdoor bathroom with a bonsai tree. “We created a ceiling over a pair of Japanese style wooden bath tubs, and ran a LED strip around to give a warm romantic glow. The underside of the ceiling is clad with panels of reclaimed antique ship wood that lend warmth and an added dimension to the space,” quips Andrea.
Every space, right from the private lift lobby to the master bedroom, are planned adhering to the requirements of the clients. The entry is designed to have a sense of arrival. Elegant and formal, the living and dining rooms feature beautiful wallpapers, rugs and more. The master suite meant for casual and relaxed living was designed to be spacious. Drawing inspiration from the work of renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the family lounge is complemented by free flowing curves, while Japanese motifs and art pieces are seen across the home.